Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Paul Frazier, August 6, 1991

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:02 - Marriage, moving, and work

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Partial Transcript: This is Paul Frazier being interviewed by Zack Lewton on August 6th, 1991.

Segment Synopsis: Frazier talks about when he got married, and moving and working at odd jobs. He talks about getting a job at the school and having a construction business.

Keywords: Construction; Hiring; Indiana; Jobs; Marriage; Moving; Retirement; Sons; Wife; Working

Subjects: Families.; Married life

00:06:32 - Frazier's children

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Partial Transcript: Well tell me about--when did your second kid come along, your second child?

Segment Synopsis: Frazier talks about his children. He talks about the house that they had before and the new house that they built. He talks about his children's education and the chores they did.

Keywords: Babies; Children; Chores; Coal heat; Cribs; Gardens; Heating; Houses; Raising children; Schools; Vocational schools; Work

Subjects: Families.; Gardening; Parenting

00:17:18 - Changes

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Partial Transcript: What do you think about that, about how things have changed?

Segment Synopsis: Frazier talks about his opinions on progress and change, and how things today are different from how they were when he was growing up. He talks about his opinions about dependence on technology.

Keywords: Changes; Economy; Kerosene; Progress; Technology

Subjects: Technological innovations

00:22:54 - Current attitudes on farming, gardening, and work

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Partial Transcript: Well I think that's interesting. What do you think about that, about Dock, how he--when he was little I know he didn't like to farm and now he's back into it. What do you think about that?

Segment Synopsis: Frazier talks about his opinions on growing food, as well as his opinions about people on welfare and food stamps. He discusses his perspective on working.

Keywords: Economy; Farming; Food stamps; Manual labor; Roads; Sons; Tourism; Welfare; Work

Subjects: Agriculture--Kentucky; Farms, small; Gardening

00:29:20 - Raising food / agricultural economy

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Partial Transcript: What do you think--I know last time--speaking of pride, last time that, uh, Dock was saying you take a lot of pride in what you grow.

Segment Synopsis: Frazier talks about taking pride in his garden. He talks about how it is difficult to farm in the current economy.

Keywords: Beans; Economy; Farming; Gardens; Growing food; Money; Neighbors; Potatoes; Pride; Raising vegetables; Selling; Tomatoes; Vegetables

Subjects: Agriculture--Kentucky; Economic conditions; Farms, small; Gardening

00:39:13 - Spinal meningitis

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Partial Transcript: Well there's one other thing I wanted to ask you about.

Segment Synopsis: Frazier talks about what he remembers about having spinal meningitis as a child.

Keywords: Sickness; Spinal meningitis; Spinal taps

Subjects: Medical care--Kentucky